Saba, Chicago’s Pivot Gang cofounder and Chicago celebrity, announced the start of his Back Home Tour. The tour will take place in North America and Europe starting March.
Joining Saba on tour is English rapper, singer, and songwriter ENNY on U.K. dates and Dutch-Sudanese R&B singer-songwriter Gaidaa throughout Europe. Lute from Dreamville and Amindi, an artist from Los Angeles, are supporting the North American leg.
Tickets for Saba’s Return Home Tour go on-sale 10am local time on Friday, November 12th at sabapivot.com
Last week, Saba made his return with his new single “Fearmonger.” The single will be a part of his third album There are few good things
The new “Fearmonger” single featured Daoud and will serve as the lead release.
Saba released the single with a message to his fans. Below, you can find the full text and listen to the song.
A ‘fearmonger’ is defined by Cambridge as ‘someone who intentionally tries to make people afraid of something when this is not necessary or reasonable.’ I’m saying we’re embedded with this ‘irrational fear.’ The song takes this concept and kind of turns it slightly abstract by assigning a character to ‘fearmonger.’ I’ve never made a record that sounded anything like this and part of the fun of releasing music is to create worlds sonically and have people trust you to show them around your own imagination.”
When I made this record, I realized how much my fears had affected me. When I had big decisions to make I wasn’t sure I was making the right decision. It was scary to wonder if my actions were sufficient. Fear was something I accepted. You can no longer overcome fear. Fear of losing all. Fear of failing. Fear of being inadequate. Uncharted territory is what I am navigating. It makes me think about my own family, their relationship to failure, fear and success. Fear as it relates money in Black households is the main theme of this song, something I’m still working on.
Being from a long line of poverty is not a new story, but it does come with its own traumas and judgements that can make our relationship to success feel like it’s never enough. It’s embedded into us from our upbringing so we spend our adulthood trying our best to unlearn it. It becomes you holding on to a dollar afraid to spend it or share it because you don’t know if it’s your last one. You don’t have a trust fund, a family or grandparent who can assist you. If you hit the bottom, it’s just that. Your parents and theirs were the same. “I know if I fall back down ain’t no one there to lend me rope.”